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‘Music Inspired by Acadia’ concert at Bar Harbor library with composer-in-residence Rachel Panitch

Event organizer: Melinda Rice
Event Date & Time: February 21, 2019 7:00 pm until February 21, 2019 8:00 pm
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BAR HARBOR — The Jesup Memorial Library will host a concert with violinist Rachel Panitch and pianist Christina Spurling at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at 34 Mt. Desert Street. Panitch,  composer-in-residence at Acadia National Park, will share music inspired by her time in Acadia. This concert was rescheduled from January.

After Panitch performs her pieces, audience members can share three words or a drawing that encapsulates the park or a park experience for them. Panitch will then create a piece of music on the spot to accompany these “graphic scores.”

Panitch is a Boston-based violinist, improviser, composer and teaching artist. She performs Classical music with the Cardamom Quartet, is a dance fiddler with French Roast,and improvises with audiences as a part of Thread Ensemble (a trio of violins and vibraphone). Panitch’s fiddling and compositions can be heard on a PBS Utah Bucket List episode, which was filmed during her 2014 residency in Zion National Park. She was chosen as a 2015-2017 Jubilation Fellow, a national award recognizing “individuals with an exceptional talent for helping young people feel fully alive through rhythm.” She received her Masters of Music in Contemporary Improvisation from New England Conservatory.

This event is free and open to the public and no reservations are required. For more information about Panitch visit For more information about Acadia National Park’s Artist-in-Residence program visit For more information about the event, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or